Opportunities, Challenges, and Tensions: Open Science through a lens of Qualitative Social Psychology

POWNALL, M, TALBOT, CV, KILBY, Laura and BRANNEY, P (2023). Opportunities, Challenges, and Tensions: Open Science through a lens of Qualitative Social Psychology. British Journal of Social Psychology.

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In recent years, there has been a focus in social psychology on efforts to improve the robustness, rigour, transparency, and openness of psychological research. This has led to a plethora of new tools, practices, and initiatives that each aim to combat questionable research practices and improve the credibility of social psychological scholarship. However, the majority of these efforts derive from quantitative, deductive, hypothesis-testing methodologies, and there has been a notable lack of in-depth exploration about what the tools, practices, and values may mean for research which uses qualitative methodologies. Here, we introduce a Special Section of BJSP: Open Science, Qualitative Methods and Social Psychology: Possibilities and Tensions. Authors critically discuss a range of issues, including authorship, data sharing, and broader research practices. Taken together, these papers urge the discipline to carefully consider the ontological, epistemological and methodological underpinnings of efforts to improve psychological science, and advocate for a critical appreciation of how mainstream open science discourse may (or may not) be compatible with the goals of qualitative research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1117 Public Health and Health Services; 1701 Psychology; 1702 Cognitive Sciences; Social Psychology; 5201 Applied and developmental psychology; 5203 Clinical and health psychology; 5205 Social and personality psychology
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12628
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2023 17:07
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 17:31
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31331

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